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    Thread: Radio not working after battery replace.

    1. 02-21-2005 12:32 PM #1
      Hey guys i have a problem

      I replaced the battery in my GTI and not my radio does not work.
      no power the radio. no little red light.


      any ideas?


    2. 02-21-2005 12:41 PM #2
      Probably need to enter the radio code. Shoud be in your owners manual... if not, probably a trip to the dealer or find a friend with VAG-COM.

    3. 02-21-2005 01:10 PM #3
      put back in the original battery and see if it works with that.

    4. 02-21-2005 02:47 PM #4
      its not the radio code there seems to be no power to the radio at all.

      and why would the old batter change anyting?


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      02-21-2005 02:49 PM #5
      if the previous advice has not corrected the issue, check your fuses.....

    6. 02-21-2005 03:12 PM #6
      Quote, originally posted by K20EGsus »
      its not the radio code there seems to be no power to the radio at all.

      and why would the old batter change anyting?

      because if all u did was swap a battery out and all of a sudden your radio is not working it could be the battery is bad or a terminal came loose or something like that. baby steps....

      then if this doesnt work follow the advice of previous poster.


    7. 02-21-2005 04:59 PM #7
      lol

      Battery terminals are tight. battery has full voltage.


    8. 02-21-2005 05:00 PM #8
      Are there any fuses on the back of the actual radio unit?

    9. 02-22-2005 12:21 AM #9
      boomp

    10. 10-22-2005 01:43 PM #10
      bump because I'm having this problem too now. Disconnected battery to hardwire Phatbox and now there appears to be no power to the radio...I don't even get a "Safe" or anything on the screen of the HU. Checked fuses and all are good. Battery is connected because I was just on the road for 2 hours driving to Michigan.

      Any advice...


    11. 10-22-2005 01:50 PM #11
      Quote, originally posted by glasskopf »
      bump because I'm having this problem too now. Disconnected battery to hardwire Phatbox and now there appears to be no power to the radio...I don't even get a "Safe" or anything on the screen of the HU. Checked fuses and all are good. Battery is connected because I was just on the road for 2 hours driving to Michigan.

      Any advice...

      there is a fuse on the back. take the head unit out, pull the fuse on the back, let it sit for a minute or two, put it back in, and test.


    12. 10-22-2005 03:35 PM #12
      open your driver's door, open the fuse panel, pull fuse #42, leave it out for about 20-30 seconds....put it back in and see if that helps.

      It will reset your radio.

      Mike


    13. 10-22-2005 05:37 PM #13
      Quote, originally posted by mikeyworks »
      open your driver's door, open the fuse panel, pull fuse #42, leave it out for about 20-30 seconds....put it back in and see if that helps.

      It will reset your radio.

      Mike

      The most common one to blow is the small 10 amp in the back of the battery, and if it gets locked in safe mode you have to leave the radio on for 1 hour so it can unlock itself. the ignition does not have to be on but the key has to be in the ignition.


    14. 10-22-2005 07:05 PM #14
      Quote, originally posted by CorradoG60 »
      The most common one to blow is the small 10 amp in the back of the battery, and if it gets locked in safe mode you have to leave the radio on for 1 hour so it can unlock itself. the ignition does not have to be on but the key has to be in the ignition.

      Understood, but in my repeated experience with it, when you replace the battery, it does not blow a fuse, but trips something in the radio's circuts that needs to be reset via the pull and replace of fuse #42. It's usually not blown, just pull it out and put it back in.

      Mike


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      10-22-2005 07:16 PM #15
      Pull the radio out, unplug the harness from the back, let it sit for a sec and then plug it back in.

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      10-22-2005 07:28 PM #16
      if you are still under warranty take it in any they will replaced the radio.
      the premium 6 has saftware problems and dies sometimes.
      I believe its the premium 6, the double din radio.

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